Lauren Greenfield’s Start

April 22, 2015

Fast Forward

One of the most acclaimed chroniclers of youth culture and the affluent, Lauren Greenfield explains how she found her voice as a documentarian.

The photo that really launched my career was called Mijanou and friends from Beverly Hills High School on Senior Beach Day, a picture I took in 1993 in Santa Monica, Calif., as part of my project Fast Forward: Growing Up in the Shadow of Hollywood…

Read more about Lauren Greenfield’ journey to find her voice on time.com

Transformer Station Talk and Exhibition Final Days

April 22, 2015

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Don’t miss this stunningly beautiful show by three noted contemporary artists who are working at the leading edge of the possibilities of photographic process. At a time when digital imaging is ascendant, each artist in Process and Abstraction is using analog methods that celebrate photographic materials while questioning our traditional assumptions about the nature of photography.

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Fred Bidwell will talk about the practice of the three artists featured in Process and Abstraction that are united in the beauty of their work even though their conceptual intentions are very different. At this turning point in the history of photographic technology, many artists are working with both analog and digital tools to make images that are “post-photographic”. Is this the death of photography or the flowering of a new art form? Bidwell will share work from a variety of other artists who, along with Alison Rossiter, Jessica Eaton and Mariah Robertson, are testing the limits and meaning of the medium.

Employment Opportunity in Sandusky for Summer

April 14, 2015

Kaman's Art Shoppes

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MOCA Seeks Exhibitions Intern for Summer ’15

April 10, 2015
The Cleveland Museum of Contemporary Art

The Cleveland Museum of Contemporary Art

EXHIBITIONS INTERN – Summer 2015
EXHIBITIONS INTERN – Summer 2015
Department: Curatorial

MOCA Cleveland is seeking 1-2 Curatorial Interns for the Summer of 2015. The selected candidate(s) will work closely with MOCA Cleveland’s exhibitions team, reporting directly to the Associate Curator + Publications Manager. The primary focus of the internship will be assisting with administration, research, catalogs, multi-media materials, and programs for the Summer and 2015 exhibitions: How to Remain Human, a group exhibition featuring 14 artists connected to Cleveland and the surrounding region; and free movement power nomenclature pressure weight, a the first solo museum show of Chicago-based artist Tony Lewis. Additional tasks will include preparation for the Fall season: Do Ho Suh (on loan from The Contemporary Austin) and a newly commissioned video installation by Tel-Aviv based artist Nevet Yitzhak.

Register for CSU Art Dept credit.

For more information, including an application visit mocacleveland.org

Photographer’s Forum Contest

April 9, 2015

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35th ANNUAL SPRING PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST
presented by Photographer’s Forum Magazine

EARLY ENTRY Date: APRIL 13, 2015

Early entry fee is $4.95 per photo entered
(uploaded/postmarked on or before
end of day April 13, 2015 EST)

FINAL ENTRY Date: MAY 18, 2015

Final entry fee is $5.95 per photo entered
(uploaded/postmarked on or before
end of day May 18, 2015 EST)

Enter Online at: www.PFMagazine.com/photography-contest/
PRIZES :: OVER $7,500 IN CASH & EQUIPMENT

FIRST PLACE GRAND PRIZE
$2,000 cash award from Photographer’s Forum magazine plus…
• Sigma 35mm 1.4 DG HSM | Art lens ($899)*
• Chimera OB2 PRO Kit #6024 (Octa 2 Beauty Dish reflector and Versi Octa Speed Ring) ($399)

SECOND PLACE
$1,500 cash award from Photographer’s Forum magazine plus…
• Sigma 18-35mm 1.8 DC HSM | ART lens ($800)*
• Manfrotto Pro Light Camera Backpack: Bumblebee-220 PL ($279)

THIRD PLACE
$1,000 cash award from Photographer’s Forum magazine

FOURTH PLACE
Five $125 cash awards

100 HONORABLE MENTIONS
All Honorable Mentions will be listed in the November 2015 issue of Photographer’s Forum magazine and will receive a gold embossed certificate of outstanding merit from Photographer’s Forum.

ENTRY GIFT: 2 FREE ISSUES OF PHOTOGRAPHER’S FORUM MAGAZINE $10 Value – Just for Entering!
(U.S. and Canada only)

WINNING PHOTOS WILL BE PUBLISHED IN THE NOVEMBER 2015 ISSUE OF PHOTOGRAPHER’S FORUM MAGAZINE AND EXHIBITED AT BROOKS INSTITUTE. ALL CONTEST FINALISTS WILL BE PUBLISHED IN THE BOOK BEST OF PHOTOGRAPHY 2015.

Juried Photography Exhibition at CPR

March 26, 2015

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CALL FOR ART
 
2015 Cleveland Print Room
Juried Exhibition: THE PEER SHOW.

DEADLINE: MAY 16, 2015

The Cleveland Print Room is seeking photographic submissions for our first juried exhibition, June 12 – July 11

to be judged by Barbara Tannenbaum
Curator of Photography, Cleveland Museum of Art

AWARDS:     Best of Show: $300     Best B&W: $150     Best Color: $150
Best Alt Process: $150     Director’s Award: $100
The Cleveland Print Room invites members and non-members to submit artwork for our 2015 juried exhibition, The Peer Show.  This is a unique opportunity for photographic artists to exhibit their work and receive substantial exposure in Cleveland’s only dedicated photographic art gallery, community darkroom, educational center, and studio workspace.  Over 30 selected works will be exhibited in our gallery, with a top prize of $300 to be awarded.  All selections and cash awards will be made at the discretion of the jurors and will be final.
ELIGIBILITY:
  • Artists must be at least 18 years of age and reside in the US or Canada.
  • An entry fee of $25 for CPR members or $30 for non-members is payable upon submission of works. Artists may submit up to two (2) pieces of original art in any photographic medium, analog or digital.  Entry fees are non-refundable.
  • All work must be READY TO HANG from typical gallery picture hooks without needing special equipment. We prefer framed pieces to be strung with picture wire.
    Artists must complete a two-part entry form, one part to be attached to the work, and one part given to CPR at drop-off time.
  • The entry form can be found here.
  • Work exceeding 36 inches in any dimension may be excluded due to space restrictions.  Work may not exceed seventy pounds in weight.
  • All work must be original, executed within the last 5 years, and not been shown previously at the Cleveland Print Room.
  • All work must be hand-delivered to the Cleveland Print Room during normal business hours: Noon to 6pm, Tuesday and Thursday through Saturday; 3pm to 6pm, Wednesday.
  • All subject matter must be appropriate for public viewing.
  • Entries must remain in the gallery for the duration of the exhibition.
  • Artists must grant permission for Cleveland Print Room to use their images and information in promotional materials.
  • Cleveland Print Room will retain a 40% commission from works sold. In the event of a sale, the artist will be notified at the closing of the exhibition and mailed a check for 60% of the sale within 30 days.

    TIMELINE:
    April 28, 2015: Works may begin to be dropped off at Cleveland Print Room.

  • May 16, 2015: Deadline for Entry Dropoff
  • June 4, 2015: Notification of juror’s selections
  • June 6, 2015:  Deadline for pick-up of non-selected artwork
  • June 12, 2015:  Exhibition Opening Reception
  • July 11, 2015: Exhibition Closing
  • All unsold work from the exhibition MUST BE PICKED UP by Saturday, July 25, 2011. Any artwork left at Cleveland Print Room beyond that date will be disposed of at the discretion of CPR.
  • Work not selected for the exhibition MUST BE PICKED UP by Saturday, June 6, 2015.

    For further information, please contact Shari at info@clevelandprintroom.com.

Busta Gallery Changing Hands

March 25, 2015

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CLEVELAND, Ohio – The highly respected art dealer William Busta jolted the region’s art scene in January when he announced he would close his gallery in August and retire after 26 years in the business and hundreds of definitive shows on works by artists of Northeast Ohio.

Therefore, it may have been some comfort to local art aficionados earlier this month when Busta announced that Independence entrepreneur John Davies and his sister, Lauren Davies, an artist and former exhibit director of a non-profit gallery in Berkeley, Calif., would take over his gallery space at 2731 Prospect Ave. after he left.

Under its new ownership, the space will be called 2731 Prospect Gallery, and will open Sept. 18 with its first shows.

To learn more about this transition (excerpted above), read Steven Litt’s story on cleveland.com.
There’s also coverage in CoolCleveland.com here.

Student Art Show and Merit Scholar Exhibition

March 17, 2015

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The Student Art Show and Merit Scholar Exhibition
The Galleries at CSU
Opening reception: Thu, Mar 26, 5-8pm
Through Fri, May1

Entries for the juried Student Art Show will be accepted Wed, Mar 19 and Thu, Mar 20 from 10am until 4pm. Click here for more information. Good luck!

Visiting Artist: April Friges

March 15, 2015

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Visiting Artist, April Friges
Thu, Mar 19 @ 12:30pm
CSU photo lair (MB 221)

Pittsburgh-based artist April Friges will be visiting CSU photo next Thursday during ART 332 / 432. April’s recent work experiments with the photograph as image and form. The visit coincide’s with ART 432’s Other Output project, which encourages pushing the conventions of photography beyond the expected digital capture to digital output.

April received her MFA from University of California, Irvine and her BFA from the University of Akron. She is currently an Assistant Professor at Point Park University. Visit her website: aprilfriges.com.

Eadweard Muybridge Film at CIFF / CMA

March 6, 2015


Cleveland International Film Festival
Neighborhood Screening of EADWEARD
Gartner Auditorium, Cleveland Museum of Art
Friday, March 27, 2015 at 6:00 p.m.

Click here to visit the CIFF website.
How do you capture a moment? Kyle Rideout’s biopic EADWEARD (2014) shows how this question becomes an obsession of one of the forefathers of motion pictures, Eadweard Muybridge. In 1872, Muybridge reveals hisfirst study of animal locomotion: a series of photos depicting the movements of a running horse that no human eye had ever seen. “This is life,” he explains to his admiring audience. But Muybridge wants to know more. His passion compels Flora, a sultry 21-year-old divorcée, to move with Muybridge from California to Pennsylvania, where he has secured $50,000 to take more pictures. Although Muybridge considers his work to be science, not art, the resulting photographic sequences—of a woman jumping over a stool, a man walking a goat, two men boxing, and so on—are undeniably beautiful. Still, as Muybridge amasses thousands of images depicting life, his own life with Flora begins to unravel. In this impressive first film, Rideout uses time-lapse photography, jump cuts, and slow motion to recreate the magic of Muybridge’s photography.

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For more information, visit http://www.clevelandfilm.org/films/2015/eadweard.

Film Festival members can purchase tickets beginning Friday, February 27, and the general public can purchase tickets beginning Friday, March 6. Use the code “CMA” to save two dollars on the price of admission.

EADWEARD will also be screened on Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 4:25 p.m. and Sunday, March 29, 2015 at 12:00 p.m. at Tower City Cinemas.


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